If you have attended any of my Dru yoga classes, you may already be familiar with one of my favourite sequences, the Moon Salutations. These form a beautiful flowing sequence which helps to bring balance to the endocrine and chakra systems. This sequence, together with meditation, a growing awareness of the phases of the moon, and, for women, an awareness of our own monthly cycles, has been a large part of my approach when teaching Dru yoga classes.
So I was very happy indeed to be asked to review ‘Moon Journal 2019’ by the author and fellow Dru yoga teacher, Ingvild Skodvin Prestegard. Subtitled ‘A Lunar Meditation Companion’, this little book is a place to learn more about each phase of the moon, and the gifts these confer as we bring our awareness to them.
With affirmations for each New Moon and Full Moon for the coming year, which can be used in meditation and in reflection, each matched to the time of the year and the seasonal changes we experience, the Journal will heighten our awareness of the effects the Lunar phases have on us. There is ample space for the reader’s own reflections, for goal setting and reviewing progress from month to month. This is enhanced by beautiful photos of nature.
When I received my copy, I read it in its entirety, and am so looking forward to using the Journal throughout the coming year. If you feel connected to the moon, this will enhance that connection. And if you barely feel that connection as yet, but would like to do to, then the knowledge you will gain from working through this journal will surely help you in that journey.